New house build ,a photo journal of a modest design
OK, no racing this weekend so time to attack the interior walls and ceiling with 10 litres of base paint. White, white, and more white.
Amazing just how much paint new wood absorbs, the whole tin went in under 8 hours of work, with about 4sqm left to do, so I’ll need to find a supplier tomorrow to finish things off. Thinking of leaving the ceiling with just the undercoat as I quite like the semi transparent finish.Posted 4 years ago
Right time for an update, much paint has been spread around and the kitchen and toilet have been purchased.
Three trips to Ikea in three days and no ‘cross this weekend, however we are now in position to kick off the next stage which will be the door, windows, floor fitting along with the the kitchen and bathroom installation.
All nicely configured in a row, each packet numbered.Posted 4 years ago
Right time for another update, things are moving quickly this week.
We now have a door, windows, guttering in place:
Flooring down in the bedroom and main room:
And flooring and walls in place in the wet room, along with the toilet and basin:
Next week the kitchen should be done, the floor tiles by the door, and the internal electrics.
On schedule and within budget for Christmas. 😀Posted 4 years ago
Right, came back from a few days in Oslo on business to find an almost completed kitchen and bathroom:
The kitchen now seems bigger then we’d imagined:
We compromised for the sake of budget and installed a laminate worktop and not a solid wood one, the credit card invoice arrived whilst I was away and we discovered we’ve spent over £500 on paint so far and haven’t even touched the outside of the building:
The shower room now has the shower head, piping and taps in place as well as the water heater/tank:
2 weeks to go before my parents arrive for Christmas, so fingers crossed that we’ll be up and running by thenPosted 4 years ago
Loads of activity today now the snow storm has passed and people can actually drive up my hill.
The roof looks blue as it still has the protective plastic on it.
The frame for the decking is in:
The bathroom is almost complete:
The lighting is going up as I type:
As is the heating:
8 days left until its official opening and so far so good.
I have a pile of stuff to return to Ikea which is good as we’ve still a bunch of things to purchase.Posted 4 years agoRockape63Member
Sooo different approach to so much of our UK building regs and approach – the boiler next to shower for example, simplicity not complexity etc
Yeah, but exposed pipes and what is the wall made of and how are the pipe fixed to the wall? Think of water finding its way into every tiny space and what will that look like in a year?
use acrylic primer on wood btw, its very thick and doesn’t soak in like most paints.Posted 4 years ago
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